A Fresh Start
CLEANING, SANITIZING, AND VENTILATION
The cleaning and sanitizing of La Salle College High School commenced shortly after operations were paused on March 12, 2020. All of the buildings on campus were cleaned from floor to ceiling with a CDC recommended disinfectant, with emphasis on touch points such as drinking fountains and lavatories as well as the Locker Room, Fitness Center, and Gymnasium. The lockers, including those in the Locker Room and outside the Band Room, were emptied and sanitized using a CDC recommended disinfectant. The lavatories and Glaser Center, along with the aforementioned athletic facilities were locked and no one has been permitted to enter these spaces.
Hand sanitizing stations have been installed throughout the school, including each classroom and all common areas. Seating in the Student Center, Library, Chapel, and instructional spaces were arranged for social distancing and plexiglass shields were installed in the Main Office, Library, Student Center, and other areas to limit face-to-face interaction. All of the air filters in the school buildings as well as the outside office buildings were upgraded to MERV filters, which are changed bi-monthly in common areas and monthly in classrooms. The mechanical system continues to operate 24/7 each week per ASHRAE recommendations.
The school building is cleaned each evening in accordance with CDC recommendations and cleaning personnel have been added during school hours, including a Day Porter specifically responsible for the Student Center (Dining Hall). The school has acquired a number of ULV electric cold foggers for applying disinfectants throughout the school building as well as for equipment. La Salle College High School follows best practices established by the CDC which includes the use of EPA registered and approved chemicals which reduce the risks associated with COVID-19 and limit its spread.